WiSTEM Institute 2014: CSI Forensics

Sinclair hosts 33 girls in grades 10-12 June 16-20 for the annual Institute for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM).  The focus this year will be on the science and technologies behind crime scene investigations.  Hands-on lab activities will take place in the areas of aviation, biology, chemistry, electronics, engineering, math and more.

The Women in Engineering Technology (WIET) Institute was established in 1994 when a grant was acquired to enable females in grades 10-12 to explore the different areas of engineering technologies.  In 2008, the Institute was renamed WiSTEM and focused on being more academically oriented and assessment driven, while the topics were expanded to include all areas of STEM that are represented at Sinclair.